The Back of the Range Golf Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

142 episodes of The Back of the Range Golf Podcast since the first episode, which aired on December 11th, 2017.

  • Kristoffer Ventura - 2019 KornFerry Tour Champion from Oklahoma State

    July 2nd, 2019  |  48 mins 32 secs
    alan bratton, college golf, korn ferry tour, kristoffer ventura, nike golf, norway, oklahoma state, pga tour, stillwater, tiger woods, viktor hovland

    Our guest this week is Kris Ventura. Born in Mexico. Moved to Norway. Three-Time All-American and member of the 2018 National Champion Oklahoma State Cowboys. We learn about his incredible adventure to the pro ranks that was derailed last year due to a fluke illness. He's climbing his way up the rankings on the Korn Ferry Tour and just won the 2019 Utah Championship to launch himself into the Top 25. Enjoy this episode and remember the name, because you just might see Ventura on the PGA Tour next season!

  • Alexa Hammer - Playing College Golf in St. Andrews

    June 26th, 2019  |  35 mins 17 secs
    alexa hammer, amateur golf, college golf, kevin hammer, old course, open championship, r&a, st. andrews, usga

    Our guest this week is Alexa Hammer from Boynton Beach, Florida. When it came time for Alexa to pick a college to attend....well, she did something a little differently. She left home for THE HOME. THe Home of golf that is....St. Andrews, Scotland. She played for the university's golf team and her home course....was The Old Course. Alexa shared some great stories about golf in St. Andrews vs. the U.S., her decision to go across the pond, how you need to prepare yourself for links golf, and what it is like to call St. Andrews home.

  • Mike Finster - 2019 Gasparilla Invitational Champion

    June 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amateur golf, bernhard langer, gasparilla, luke donald, mike finster, northwestern golf, pga champions, senior golf, usga, woody austin

    Our guest this week is Mike Finster from St. Petersburg, Florida. After playing collegiately at Northwestern, Mike came back home to Florida and regained his amateur status and has qualified for FOUR consecutive U.S. Senior Open Championships. He's a bomber off the tee and a super guy that can tell a story like no other. One of the nicest guys out there!

  • Blair Hamilton - Former Team Canada Star on the PGA LatinoAmerica Tour

    June 12th, 2019  |  59 mins 54 secs
    blair hamilton, canada, corey conners, golf, pga latinoamerica, pga tour, usga

    Our guest this week is PGA LatinAmerica Tour player, Blair Hamilton. In this episode, we uncover the truth about chasing the dream as a professional golfer. Blair competed on Team Canada both as a junior and as an amateur and was successful in Monday Qualifying into the 2019 Waste Management Open. Incredible insight about the life of a pro that you won't want to miss. This is a MUST episode for everyone thinking about turning pro!

  • William McGirt - From Wofford College to Winning at Jack's Place

    June 5th, 2019  |  50 mins 20 secs
    ajga, barbara nicklaus, baseball, golf, jack nicklaus, paul tesori, pga tour, srixon, tiger woods, william mcgirt, wofford

    Our guest this week is the 2016 Memorial Champion, William McGirt. We get it into some great stories about life on tour, the injury that he is dealing with right now, and truthfully....we just chatted about golf and life. Enjoy!

  • Kevin O'Connell - 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

    May 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    amateur golf, carolinas golf association, fox, kevin kisner, kevin o'connell, masters, paul azinger, tarheels, us open, usga, walker cup

    Our guest this week is the 2018 United States Mid-Amateur Champion, Kevin O'Connell. Kevin played collegiately at UNC before giving the mini-tours a try with limited success. After becoming a reinstated amateur, he found success on the amateur side which culminated with the Mid-Am win at Charlotte C.C. last year. Kevin is making a Walker Cup run this year to represent the United States at Royal Liverpool.

  • Todd Mitchell - 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur Finalist

    May 16th, 2019  |  51 mins
    amateur golf, cdga, college golf, crump cup, john peterson, pine valley, scott harvey, todd mitchell, us four ball, usga, yankees

    Our guest this week is Todd Mitchell from Bloomington, Illinois. Todd has found great success on the national amateur level through his participation in marquee events like The Coleman Invitational and The Crump Cup at Pine Valley. The 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur finalist also likes to pair up with previous guest, Scott Harvey, at the U.S. Four-Ball. Great conversation about amateurism, cold weather golf, and his previous career as a professional baseball player!

  • David Frost - 10X PGA Tour Winner and Champions Tour Major Champion

    May 12th, 2019  |  51 mins 39 secs
    champions tour, david frost, frost wines, gary player, open championship, pga tour, south africa, trader joe's, usga

    Our special guest on this bonus episode is David Frost! Frosty won TEN times on the PGA Tour and has racked up numerous victories all over the world, including the 2013 Regions Tradition. We discussed his unique start in the game, competing in the President's Cup, and what he does to compete with the world's best players on the Champions Tour.

  • Brandon Wu & Isaiah Salinda - Stanford University's Senior Duo

    May 8th, 2019  |  47 mins 50 secs
    amateur golf, brandon wu, conrad ray, isaiah salinda, maverick mcnealy, ncaa, pac12 conference, patrick rodgers, stanford, tiger woods, usga, walker cup

    Our guests this week are Brandon Wu and Isaiah Salinda from Stanford Men's Golf. These two senior standouts are rounding into form and ready to contend for a National Championship. With Stanford winning the Pac12 team title due in large part to their top 10 finishes, they are poised for make a deep postseason run. We spoke about their chances to make this year's Walker Cup team, life at Stanford, and their close friendship on and off the golf course.

  • Scott Harvey - 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion

    May 1st, 2019  |  37 mins 30 secs
    bill harvey, coleman invitational, masters, pebble beach, pine valley, scott harvey, thomas invitational, u.s. mid-am, u.s. open, usga, walker cup

    Our guest this week is Scott Harvey from Greensboro, NC. Along with his win at the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Saucon Valley, Scott has played in the Masters, U.S. Open, and Walker Cup. He's also picked up victories in some of the most elite amateur tournaments in the world like the Coleman, the Thomas, and the Crump Cup at Pine Valley. But don't let the resume fool you....because Scott can just as easily crack a few beers and crank some tunes on the course and feel right at home at a local charity scramble!

  • Andrew Larkin - Asst. Coach, UCLA Men's Golf

    April 24th, 2019  |  59 mins 50 secs
    ajga, andrew larkin, devon bling, masters, pebble beach, ucla, ucla golf, us amateur, usga, viktor hovland, walker cup

    Our guest this week is Coach Andrew Larkin, the assistant coach of UCLA Men's Golf. Coach Larkin was on Devon Bling's bag at the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach last summer and his runner-up finish earned him a birth to the 2019 Masters and 2019 U.S. Open. Coach Larkin talks about his experience caddying at the Masters, what lies ahead for the UCLA team as they make a push towards the National Championship, and his own goals as a player.

  • Rick Woulfe - The Living Legend of Amateur Golf in Florida

    April 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    amateur golf, british amateur, florida golf, fsga, honda classic, michigan state golf, rick woulfe, senior golf, tiger woods, usga

    Our guest this week is Rick Woulfe from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He's played in 25 USGA Championships, with most of them occuring after his turned 35 years old. He's played in British Amateurs, British Senior Amateurs, he's served on the US Mid Am committee, shot his age of 67 in a State Mid Amateur. And won the State Mid Amateur at the age of 62. Think about that.....a 62 year old winning a tournament where 25 year olds can enter.